Chelsea and Manchester United have ‘knocked on’ Yannick Carrasco’s door this summer to sound him out about a move to the Premier League.
That’s according to AS, who say that Atlético Madrid are absolutely uninterested in selling the Belgian regardless of his list of suitors.
They report that Carrasco’s €60m release clause has made him a ‘desirable piece’ for big teams and Chelsea, alongside Manchester United, are among the clubs ‘sounding out the possibility’ of a move.
Carrasco, though, is a key player for Diego Simeone, and the Argentine coach has given his club orders not to listen to any of the official offers that may arrive.
There is an issue with the Belgian, however, as he feels it is fair for him to ask for a wage increase because of the interest he is receiving.
He and his entourage believe what he currently earns is ‘not close to the reality’ of the market, and they want a revised deal to reflect this.
At the moment, he is not even contemplating leaving Atlético, and it would take a ‘great deal’ for Chelsea or Manchester United to get him, but they are making noise and seeing if they can tempt him.
The logical conclusion is that the Spanish side give Carrasco a new contract that he feels values him properly, and it’s not out of the question that talks will be started on that front.
Until then, the Premier League ‘lurks’ in the background, with two of its major players thinking about a move.